Letter from the Executive Director

Carol Carrillo

When a child is maltreated in Contra Costa County, we all suffer. As a community, we have a responsibility to ensure that our children are able to grow up in safe and healthy environments. In this regard, our website contains valuable information and resources that every family and community member can use to help keep kids safe.
Various programs and tools are available to support parents, teachers, caregivers and other individuals who are responsible for the care and well being of children. Providing a healthy start for a child can be difficult. However, CAPC is here to help and support you every step of the way.
Visit our Programs page for a list of vital resources.It takes partners like you to help protect children and break the cycle of abuse in our community. We welcome your partnership in helping CAPC enforce the fact that, “It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.”

Warmest Regards,


Carol Carrillo, MSW

CAPC Executive Director

CAPC Team Members

Administrative Staff

Carol Carrillo, Executive Director

Wilma Holgerson, Chief Financial Officer

Elisa Heinrich, Finance Administration Manager

Ana Maria Dempsey, Communications Coordinator 

Program Staff

Cristina Hickey, Community Education Coordinator

Rosario Contreras, Baby Bag Manager

Carol Shenon, Child Safety Program Manager

Suzanne Viani, Child Safety Educator

Denise Bettencourt, Child Safety Educator

Rose Housley, Child Safety Educator

Brenda Romero, Child Safety Educator

Nurturing Parenting Programs

Carol Carrillo, Supervisor (West County)

Maggie Velasco, Supervisor (East/Central County)

Rosario Conteras, Family Support Specialist /Educator

Angela Gattis, Parent Facilitator

Ansar Muhammad, Parent Facilitator

Sonja Smith Hodge, Parent Facilitator

Jose Andrade, Parent Facilitator

Kendra Tramiel, Child Care Facilitator

Sofia Orozco, Child Care Facilitator

Denisha Clemmons, Child Care Facilitator

Marcela Lopez, Child Care Facilitator

LaFreda Attaway, Child Care Facilitator

Nancy Hursh, Child Care Facilitator

Ruth Sarmiento-Stanton, Child Care Facilitator

Socorro Hernandez, Child Care Facilitator

Mercedes Marquez, Child Care Facilitator

Todd Ruiz, Care taker Liason

Parent Partners / Early Intervention Outreach / Youth Partners

Judi Knittle, Supervisor

Cheryl Barrett, Parent Partner

Christine Zavala, Parent Partner

Dawn McFadden, Parent Partner

Dorothy Lewis, Parent Partner

Gina Runquist, Parent Partner

Joanie Morrow, Parent Partner

Lisa Williams, Parent Partner

Joanie Morrow, Parent Partner

Melissa Stamps, Parent Partner

Sunita Frey, Early Intervention Outreach Specialist

Breann Van Slooten, Early Intervention Outreach Specialist

Eric Wagoner, Youth Partner

Johneshia Mullins, Youth Partner

Latajhanique “Tajh” Lee, Youth Partner

Jodi Maspaitella, Mental Health Advocate

Volunteer Staff

Jackie Carson, Community Education Volunteer


“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

— Lady Bird Johnson

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